Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rustic Wood Vanity: A pedestal sink surround

Hi There, last post I shared my inexpensive (as in almost free) powder room makeover, although the stenciled floor may be the showstopper for me, I decided to break up the bling and find a vanity that was rustic and had some character.  I had no interest in taking on the removal of that sink, not now.  So I went on a quest to find a pedestal sink surround that resembled a built in vanity.  I searched the web for a solution to the dreaded builder grade, zero-storage sink, but I came up dry ;)  So I decided to build one.   Apologies for the bad photography here, there is zero light in this little P.R. !!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rustic Powder Room Makeover: Stencil over a tile floor

Hi folks!  I'm sharing my cheap and simple rustic powder room details today.  Our powder room was a neglected little place. The floor was dated and (like all projects I start) I decided to experiment.  I wanted the floor changed and needed storage because we actually use this little powder room, a lot.  I was determined to put a big band-aid on this room.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DIY Rustic Pet Dish Stand

Hi there! 
I tried out my basic wood-shop-from-Jr. High skills this past weekend.  After stumbling upon a few Rae Dunn pieces recently, including these pet dishes,  I quickly realized they were worthless without a raised stand to hold them.  I need a tall stand because the beast is large, and the bowls need to be displayed so that the wording will show.

 I came up dry, so I decided to use some scrap wood and make a trial frame, but it turned out cute enough to keep!

You can see the little sketch I made to try to map out a frame.  Now... I am no carpenter...this project is supposed to be rustic and old looking.  I could care less that the 45 degrees are misaligned and I even had my little lady child distress all of the pieces for me.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Closing Off a Two Story Foyer and Wallpaper on the Ceiling...

Welcome!  Come on in..
I have been a slacker about sharing this project, but I'm excited to show you the new foyer.
Our "Cookie-Cutter Colonial" was designed with a strange, small two story foyer.  It lacked impact because it houses a standard double-hung window, which from the street looks uniform across the front of the house, but was not the dramatic "open foyer"  that some homes have.  For years, and years, and years (11 of them) I have dreamed of having it floored off.